A number of pubs have opted to have food trucks and pop-ups operating in the pub or out in the back garden areas to provide food, sometimes on a rotating basis to keep punters well fed. This provides a lot of variety for the customer and an added selling point for the pub.
It’s worth noting that all of the pop-ups on this list have veggie options or are based around a veggie offering. Several of them have good vegan offerings too.
Here’s a few good options that we’ve come across
Mad Yolks in The Barbers
Here is one food pop up that puts the egg front and centre, making it a veggie friendly option but also meaty enough in texture for the omnivores. Most of the Mad Yolks offering is burger based with eggy goodness between the buns. Sometimes they’re joined by bacon, sometimes by avocado. We tried it out on their first weekend in The Barbers and can honestly say that it’s absolutely delish.
They operate out of the old barber room inside the pub from Thursday to Sunday. If you haven’t been before, it’s one of the best small pubs in the city, with lots of nooks to sit in.
Vietnom in The Glimmerman
The Vietnamese and veggie offering from Vietnom operates in the back garden of The Glimmerman in Stoneybatter. Their selection is pretty varied and 100% certified (by us) to be delicious. The tostadas are to die for and their take on the banh mi roll is equally good.
They’re closed for a wee winter break but will be back soon for their regular weekend slot in the pub.
Goats Gruff in The Strawberry Hall
Goats Gruff are to be thanked for bringing food to The Strawberry Hall pub on the Strawberry Beds, making it easier for us to stay for longer. They’re serving up wood fired pizza from Thursday to Sunday and they also offer coffee in the mornings.
Village Pizza in The Belfry
To say that pizza is popular in Dublin at the moment would be an understatement. Village Pizza are leading the charge for the Italian favourite in Stoneybatter. They’ve set up in the lane beside The Belfry. They have a good bit of seating out beside the truck when the weather is good enough. Otherwise, bring it indoors and enjoy it in the warmth. They’ve got 6 pizzas to choose from and you can check it out on their instagram.
Chew food at The Big Romance
A slightly different offering to others on this list are Chew Food, operating out of The Big Romance on Parnell Street. They’re serving up cheese boards, kimchi toasties, olives, sardines, charcuterie, and monthly specials.
Check out their instagram to see what’s new this week.
Coke Lane Pizza in Lucky’s and The Circular
We’ve had Coke Lane Pizza in the beer garden of Lucky’s on Meath Street several times and it’s exceptional. They have a converted shipping container from which they take orders and cook up some of the best pizza in town. They’re now operating out of The Circular Pub in Rialto too.